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Manufactured in Chine from 0 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Phenix DC 303K Data

Traduction de Manuel M

Phoenix DC303K Data was an attractive reflex camera by its tight price and the compatibility of its bayonet (Pentax K which undoubtedly owes him K in its name) with very a comprehensive range of lenses. It made of it an ideal companion of a first camera body more refined, the more so as in spite of its price, it did not skimp over the performances like the speed of the shutter. It reaches the 1/2000.
This camera was also sold in Europe by Carena, under the S2000 denomination.

Data means that it is equipped with a dating back.

Under the same name, Phoenix started again in 2005, a new version with a different design, modernized a little. It cost then, in Great Britain, less than 90 Pounds Sterling.

The Chinese company Phenix exists since 1965, and exports since 1986. It is the biggest manufacturer of cameras in the world (of many units). It employs more than 5000 people, divided in 18 factories. At present (2010) it has with in its catalogue:

DC303N with Pentax K mount
DC901 with Minolta MD mount
DN60 with Nikon AI mount

and also Widepan T140 II, panoramic camera.